He was a hard-nosed runner in the backfield.
He was a tough linebacker on defense.
He played quarterback, caught the ball, punted the ball and kicked the ball.
Terry helped get the Chapmanville football program back on the map as the Tigers made it to the Class AA playoffs the last three seasons.
It only seems natural that Terry would be awarded for his contributions.
Terry certainly got that as the Concord University signee has been named to play in the annual North-South All-Star Football Classic.
The game, pitting the top senior players from across the state, is scheduled to be played on Saturday, June 19 at Charleston’s Laidley Field.
Terry, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, was a first-team all-state selection a year ago as he led Chapmanville to a 6-5 record and berth in the Class AA state playoffs.
“It’s great anytime we can get any of our kids some statewide recognition,” Barker said. “Todd’s very deserving. He had a great year last year and led us to a great season. His class had four winning seasons and three playoff appearances and he was a big part of that.”
Terry is headed to Concord with Chapmanville teammate Jon Casto, a lineman.
Last fall, Terry caught 27 passes for 311 yards and rushed 190 times for 1,107 yards and 19 touchdowns. On defense, Terry had 43 solo tackles and 10 assists.
Terry could play tight end at the collegiate level.
“They have an H-position at Concord where they can slide him around. They may have a spot where they can give him the ball as a running back,” Barker said. “He was not only one of the Cardinal Conference leaders in rushing he was also one of the leaders in receiving. We took advantage of the fact that he could also catch it. He’s got great hands. He’s a tremendous athlete. He can also kick, punt and throw the ball.”
Ripley’s Jimmy Frashier has been named as the head coach of the North All-Star team.
Terry’s South All-Stars will be coached by John Lilly from Beckley Woodrow Wilson. Lilly’s staff will also be made up of retiring Capital head coach Jack Woolwine, Hurricane head coach Willis Mays and St. Albans assistant coach Tank Scarbrough.
The North-South All-Star Football Classic features 72 of the top senior players in the state.
The teams are scheduled to work out for a week at WVU Tech leading up to the game.
In an earlier interview, Terry said he enjoyed playing for the Tigers.
He was also a standout all-state basketball player for Coach Harry Kirk’s Tigers, which advanced all the way to the Class AA regional championship game this season before falling at Sissonville.
“It was definitely a great experience,” Terry said. “It was too bad that it had to end the way that it did over at Sherman (a 48-41 loss in the first round of the playoffs) but that’s just the way that it goes. I’m looking forward to bigger and better things.”